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prandĕo , di (prandidi, Diom. p. 364), sum, 2, v. n. and
I.a. [prandium].
II. Act., to breakfast on any thing, to take as a breakfast or luncheon; or, in gen., to eat: “calidum prandisti prandium,Plaut. Poen. 3, 5, 14: “luscinias prandere,Hor. S. 2, 3, 245: “olus,id. Ep. 1, 17, 13.—Hence, pransus , a, um, P. a., that has breakfasted (like potus, that has drunk): “pransus non avide,Hor. S. 1, 6, 127; 1, 5, 25: “pransa Lamia,id. A. P. 340. —Because soldiers were accustomed to eat before an engagement; hence, pransus paratus, or curatus et pransus, of soldiers, fed, i. e. ready, fit for fighting: exercitus pransus, paratus, Cato ap. Gell. 15, 13, 5; Varr. ap. Non. 459, 2: “ut viri equique curati et pransi essent,Liv. 28, 14: pransus, potus, overfed, gluttonous: “adde inscitiam pransi, poti, oscitantis ducis,Cic. Mil. 21, 56.
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